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to adopt from there again. i can see you have ben on set, he's now 7 years old. you adopted him when he was 13 months. you're a living example of how important it is for american parents to get involved in the kids' lives. talk about that, if you will. >> go ahead. >> when we decided to adopt ben, we weren't trying to rescue a child. we were trying to become parents. we wanted to be a family. and from the moment we met ben, outside of st. petersburg, russia, we fell in love. and we became family and now we don't know what our life would be without him. we're just like so many of the majority of the families who adopt from russia. we're regular people. he goes to school, plays sports. we're a family and we decided about a year ago we wanted to add another child to our family, so it was a national inclination to go back to russia and try to adopt again. >> i know that you want to adopt again from russia. it seems to me that now it appears vladimir putin will sign the bill and there will be at least for the time being, no more children adopted from russia to the united states. 46 kids are
atlanta rushed in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you have gotten to be a big boy. >> with a headful of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> reporter: a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> a million pieces of paper. it's -- you laugh about it but it is quite an intensive process. >> reporter: now, at home, ben just turned 7. very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> reporter: celebrating the holidays. last christmas aadopted a second russian child and prepared to work through the sticky wheels of bureaucracy again and now politics threatening to derail the dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin angry about a new american law targeting russian human rights violators today banned all adoptions to america. some russian lawmakers have been trumpeting the cases of which kids were hurt in the states like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidentally left in a hot car. though the father was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that america spea
, december 31st, and this is "now." chief economic correspondent for politico, ben white. jen bendry of the huffington post. partisan ranker and frustration all around, we've arrived at the fiscal cliff. the senate, which was expected to hold an up and down vote on a final bare bones budget deal last night wasn't quite able to make it happen. harry reid gave us problem or lack thereof. >> there are two sides still apart, and negotiations are continuing as i speak. there's still more before we can bring ledges laying to the floor. what else is new? can anyone save this congress from itself? turns out the new man responsible is vice president joe biden. yep. that's right. joe biden is the latest person to be called on to try to get congress out of the straight jacket they've put themselves in. the vp and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell exchanged phone calls until midnight last night and again this morning, and appeared to be zeroing in on a tax rate compromise in the region of a $450,000 to $550,000 threshold. a higher rate than the president's earlier compromise as well as an a
's largest oil producer by 2020. ben tracy visited one of america's new boomtowns. >> reporter: in the middle of a colorado cornfield, sandwiched between cattle and farmhouses, is the front line of an american oil boom. >> we plan to invest over $8 billion over the next five years here, so we're extremely excited. >> reporter: mike dickinson works for noble energy, which is doubling its production in weld county. this oil field stretches from colorado into wyoming. in 2008, it produced 83,000 barrels of oil, yet this year it is expected to reach nearly ten million barrels. how different is the technology that we're seeing here today versus what you were doing out here a couple of years ago? >> it's unrecognizable today compared to what we were doing just two or three years ago. >> reporter: oil companies used to mainly drill vertical wells, hitting one pool of oil. but now they are rapidly converting to horizontal wells up to a mile long and combining them with fracking operations which split open rocks, releasing oil once considered out of reach. and one drilling rigs can now install multipl
in employment insurance ben filt fits and deal with unemployment insurance cuts. >> so the question is, could they actually get that many republicans to vote for this package that the president is calling for? >> but politically, what he is doing is essentially saying this is the plan that i'm putting forth. let's get it through the senate and if it fails, it will fail in the republican-led house. essentially having rely cans having owned that failure. >> i didn't hear also about the debt ceiling that the treasury secretary was just saying we need to raise pretty much any day now. is this going to be the next couple of months in terms of this debate? does the white house have a strategy for dealing with both in the next phase? >> well, they're quite clear that there's probably just too much at this point to put that in this initial package, specifically the debt ceiling. that they're saying there's probably no way that they're going to be able to address that right now. they know that that's sort of the next big hurdle that they're going to have to face, once they deal with the immediate issu
picked up the dixiecrats. they played that game. here's ben affleck in 1980 by pretending to be producing a hollywood movie. >> you've got six people highing out in a town. you want to set up a movie in a week. you want to lie to hollywood, a town where everybody lies for a living, and then you're going to sneak a 007 and then you're going to walk the brady bunch out of the most watched city in the world. >> that's right. >> right. look, i've got to tell you. we did suicide missions in the army that had better odds than this. >> what did you think? i was at a movie theater in washington and everybody cheered like mad at a movie when that was over. >> oh, i know. i think it's a hustle of genius. i think ben should take that senate position that's open. he proves that he is just a consummate showman in this movie. everything about this movie is real. absolutely real. fetishistically real, except for the climax which is straight out of a hollywood cliff hanger from the 1920s. but it's a terrifically entertaining movie. and it shows you how much we didn't know way back when. >> i know, i reme
's the government. >> ben chaz is a member of a tribe that doesn't get special government help. and yet. >> the area where you live looks different from indian reservations. these mansions look like english manors. >> ian take you to one neighborhood where my people are from and show you nicer homes than a whole sioux reservation. >> this is not casino money. no special deal for your tribe. >> oh, no. in my tribe, woe -- we don't have casinos. we have 12 banks. >> he says his tribe does well because the federal government does not recognize them as a sovereign tribe though their congressman wants to change that. >> it's time for discrimination to end and recognition to begin. >> mike knows if he wants to stay in washington, dc he has to support the tribe or he won't be there. >> this is an injustice that must be resolved. >> if the congressman gets his way your tribe will get 8 a million. >> if y want to become dependent on the federal government and sell your soul for 80 million, i understand that and some people are willing to do that. >> indian activityists they ought to get federal recognition.
saying that their convictions were tainted by naked racism. >>> ben affleck's story about how there was a reduce by the cia and canadian government to get hostages released. now a canadian who played a critical role in the real-life drama has died. >>> call it blackmon in the nfl. lovie smith, one of the seven coach who's got fired after the regular season. 10-6 record. led the bears to the super bowl in 2006. other coaches getting the ax. romio crennel, chan gaily, ken whisenhunt. and andy reid. pat shurmur and norv turner. five general managers also got the ax. a tough day in the national football league. >>> something to watch during today's 104th tournament of roses parade. for the first time ever, the defense department has a float, a replica of the korean war veterans memorial in washington, d.c. >> is there something significant about the first day of the year? >> the season ended the day before. finished all their games. as soon as games are over, they fire everyone, clear house. the reason you fire so many coaches, in nfl, so much parreded onny. they have the same lev
overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politics threatening to derail their dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin, angry about a new law targeting human rights violators, today has banned all adoptions to america. some lawmakers have been trumpeting certain cases in which kids were hurt in the states. like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidently being left in a hot car. the father was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that america speaks out against human rights violations in russia an
but taking, getting rid of unemployment ben filths, talk about the price of milk going up and other things like that, that will have a huge impact on the working class, people that don't have savings dealing with losing $3,400 and can't deal with that at all and that's going to have ripple effects on other things, other industries. talk about those sort of people being affected and the effect that will have. >> i mean, the unemployed, right, they feel the pain more. and even with the payroll tax and other taxes, it's the, you know, the absolute number is highest at the top 1% or top fifth but as a percentage of income, felt more in the middle and lower income classes so unemployment is a terrible thing if it happens because as you know unemployment, i mean, sort of like a vicious cycle. the longer you are in it, the longer you are likely to stay it and the benefits are needed you could argue more than anything else and the rate coming down but, you know, if this goes on, i mean, we might see it go back up again. that's a critical thing. >> leigh, it's nice to see a woman there. >> absolute
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. realistically you want to be in treasuries. cash or treasuries. only with the help from ben bernanke and company. >> thank you, guys. >> we'll keep an eye on that, too, as a matter of fact. thank you, guys. we'll see you later and wall street is throwing in the towel as we head towards the close. apparently fewer people want to be long going into the weekend. the dow now at the low of the session, down 160 points. >> indeed. next, even as star pucks stores in d.c. are riding together on come together on the fiscal cliff deal, it does appear the ceo apparently may not understand what exactly the fiscal cliff is. what this may say about the whole cliff situation. that's when we come right back. you better come back and join us once again. y wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi pric
here, ben. it's a very challenging time for so many folks. if you look at the u.s. sense success, 49 million americans are poor. 1 out of 6 american here. does this plan help or increase the burden on people who are not doing well and particularly within the african-american community? >> you know, one of the key things here that is very important is that we extended unemployment insurance for the lo long-term unemployed. that's important because 2 million people in our country every day beating the pavement trying to find a job. in our community, in the black community, the average length of unemployment is 27 weeks. that's exactly as long as it takes to qualify as being long-term unemployed. it's a week past six months. so for the average black person, long-term unemployment insurance is critical. for our communities it's critical, because every dollar that an unemployed person receives they can spend. they spend is very closely to where they live. that was critical, and i think frankly we saw it as one of the most critical things. >> and, ben, talk a little bit about the expectati
ben bernanke -- about moderation. but when the global minotaur was mortally wounded, it left the global economy in disarray. it has put the world in permanent crisis. the minotaur was slain by a brave warrior named theseus. its death ushered a new era of tragedy, history, philosophy. our very own global minotaur died as the victim of wall street bankers. what will its demise bring? should be hope for a new era in which wealth does not require poverty? will be develop a system where no longer will abstract power waned while others get stronger? the global minotaur will be remembered as a remarkable piece to whose rain created and destroyed the illusion that the global economy was stable. thank you. [applause] right. questions? i think i am going to moderate myself. ok, you have to line up. this is the way you do it here, isn't it? >> that is a brilliant vision of where we have been. can you elaborate a little bit more on where you see us going? >> very briefly, i think that we are in a state of sustained bewilderment. because, let's face it. in the 1930's, the new deal, despit
school in that city was shut down, there were boycotts, protests, and ben chavis, a reverend -- still a reverend, called in to quell some violence. one night of rioting a white-owned supermarket was firebombed. chavis, eight other black males and a white female seeing on the screen now were convicted of arson and conspiracy and sentenced to a combined 282 years. no one was killed in the fire but convicted. and a few years later, one of the witnesses recanted his story from the trial and said that he was coerced and bribed, others did the same. their convictions were overturned and they were released after about eight years. just yesterday, north carolina governor bev perdue pardoned them and gave them a pardon of innocence. here's part of what she said. convic c convictions represent an ugly stain on north carolina's justice system that cannot be allowed to stand any longer. again, four of the wilmington ten have since died before they saw that statement from north carolina's governor. >> why did it take so long? >> it happened because, after probably 25, 30 years some notes were foun
with flying colors, and the cue tests. >>> welcome back. here's one factor you might not expect. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs ss silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in t
of challenges will ben bernanke face in trying to keep interest rates low? >> he will face the challenge of a lifetime. we may be looking at generational lows for mortgages. >> ben bernanke would be one person to watch. tim cook, ceo of apple, is he a person to watch in the coming year? >> oh, is he ever. people think there is a steve jobs legacy. what would jobs do? this is what would cook do? he will come up with dazzling omg is what we're calling them, products. >> brand new senator coming to washington from massachusetts. elizabeth warren. what are you expecting from her? >> will she be a thorn in the side of banking or will she become the voice of the government against bankers? she wants to be the latter. i think she'll only be the former. >> secretary of treasury leaving. >> right. >> gone. tim giethneithner is saying i'm. give me the short list of people if you had the power to replace him. >> i'll give you the type of person, because i think this is who is in the running. a lot of executives in 2012 began to embrace the president after the big win. we need to see someone not nec
. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here, that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: di mi neb
was not cool on the skis. tough talk. here i am with ben willis, and we talked about the market, but the number one question, what's everybody saying about the fiscal cliff? >> new year's resolution is never to have to say those words again. >> oh, come on, what do people think? what's the reaction in the market? >> traders are tired of the hold. what you are witnessing now is political theater. the president getting on the plane, coming home early, on and on, just get it over with. that's what you are elected to do. just do your job. we're tired of it. >> pushed back into january? >> may have patch work done causing a resolution, but the market continues to say we believe it's going to happen because the fact of the matter is if it doesn't happen, the market turns ugly really fast. >> all right. there's obviously the belief something's got to happen but better be sooner than later. >> ben's got to have a better new year's resolution than that. >> i like it. that and eat more broccoli. >> he's laughing because it's the truth. >> thank you, nicole. >> i have to think of the new year's resolution
to smuggle americans out of country. the real-life drama is the subject of the ben affleck movie "argo." >> who will be the rising stars of the coming political yore? a look when we come back. you're watching "early start" on cnn. [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ >>> 2012 election is over, but never ftoo early to look forwar to 2016. hillary clinton looks to be above all political comers who are the rising stars? we have the political editor of buzz speed with a list. he joins us to reveal who they are. welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me on. >> a couple of stars in florida top your list. tell me about it. >> yeah, senator marco rubbio ad jeb bush, former governor of florida. both of them have been long-time allies and
a desperate plea for help to find her two missing boys. a nationwide search was under way to locate ben and henry, they were on a holiday trip with their father in tennessee, they were supposed to return to georgia on december 24th, they never came back. during our live interview last night teresa made a desperate plea for help to find her sons. minutes after that interview, the boys called their mother, told her they were safe and that they were in austin, texas. police there tell cnn that someone at a hotel recognized the boy from the amber alert and our program and contacted police. theresa jumped on a plane to texas and was reunited with her sons just hours later. theresa and her sons have returned and they came here to our couch to share their story. she has not told them everything. but here's how our conversation went. >> tell us what happened at the hotel. >> we tried calling her, but it went to -- it seemed like her phone was shut off. and there was no -- it didn't turn -- it didn't answer. >> right. >> and then the man came in and said what? >> i forget. what man? >> the man c
there is congressman ben quayle the son of the former vice president. and he lost his race in arizona but is now chairing this debate in the 112th congress. the debate on the rule. it continues before we get to the debate and the vote on the senate bill. as we talk about and look at live at the house floor we will cover all of the action here on fox news channel. bring in our panel tonight. steve hayes, senior writer for the weekly standard. a.b. stoddard associate editor of the hill and charles krauthammer. looks like it could be a long evening here. the bottom line is it looks like republicans going to hein up behind this fiscal cliff legislation. >> i think at the end of the long road or at the bottom of the cliff but we are now being returned to the top because nothing really happens until the markets open tomorrow. and this will be done before the markets open. and this will pass. and that means that everything drastic that would have happened automatically, the hike in tax rates, income tax rates for everybody, the alternative minimum tax, all of these things which have taken a huge bite o
. the answer, maryland junior senator ben cardin. he spent 20 terms in the house before becoming a senator. that's a good chunk of time. >>> if you have a political question for us, e-mail us. we'll be right back. don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> i have appointed brian schott as the next senator from hawaii. of course senator inouye's views and wishes were considered fully. >>> quite an amazing shocker there, tracy, we thought it was going to be dana. >> well, democracy often treated like a sport, but in the end is a democracy. i give kudos to the governor for following his principles and the wishes of the state. i don't even want to try to dissect if it was a dis on the late heroic senator. >> i think there's a number that matters, 40, the age of brian shatz. this sets him up for decades if he manages to win. the congresswoman i think is in her early 60
' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> from nra dodge ball to ben affleck here's the top lines. >> merry christmas everybody. >> remember the five ds of dodge ball. >> could cow conceive guns could be part of the problem? >> what kind of gun is this? >> is that a dodge? >> dodge, duck, dip, dive, and die. >> a lot of people were frankly shocked by your presentation. >> what you just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things i've heard. >> you have to conceive it may not work. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> you're crazy, man. you're crazy. so here's a magazine for ammunition that carried 30 bullets. >> i know what you're thinking. did he fire six shots or only five? >> you want one more law on top of 20,000 laws when most of the federal gun laws are. >> enough. >> enough. >> demand a plan. >> right now. >> i need your help. i do. i have a great fondness and admiration for the political process. >> you can never ask me about what it is and we're going to hurt people. >> i'm happy b
will walk the cliff. tom ronafaruhar and ben white. plus, one man could hold the key to a successful second term for president barack obama. senator jeff murphy will join us to explain why before the senate does anything, it has to reform the fill la buster. and we will look at this debate that has been prompted by the movie "zero dark 30" with professor, author, and emmy award winner. all that starts in just three minutes.
his home. >>> and it looks like ben affleck is sticking to life in hollywood instead of heading to washington. the star of "argo," a great movie, says that he quote, loves the political process, but i'm not running for office. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." the tea party movement, they call it a movement because it's got plenty of material. an attempted coup at the tea party organization freedom works takes the prize. the prize. in today's "washington post" army gardiner reports on the power grab, richard k. armey walked into the capitol hill offices with his wife susan and an aid holstering a gun. they were suspended and several others broke down at the news. the coupe lasted all of six days. what does this mean for the future of the tea party movement? joining me now, joan walsh is editor at large for salon and msnbc political analyst. this is fascinating stuff. none of the three of us are real insiders when it comes to the tea party. let's talk about what's going on inside. you start with what you got, dick armey i've never forever. very different. reall
. >> there's something fascinating to all of this. ben bernanke gave this situation the name fiscal cliff which sounds very dramatic and very scary. but what it is is an act of congress that they actually voted for. 174 republicans voted for this law that would then take effect on january 1st with all these spending cuts in it, and democrats -- 95 democrats in the house voted for it, 74 votes for it in the united states senate, and now congress is afraid of actually going through something that it voted for to occur on january 1st because it all feels too dramatic to them. and so there's something very peculiar. the crisis that congress is facing is can they undo something that they voted for, and can they undo it by new year's eve? >> it's irony and paradox upon irony. remember the reason the fiscal cliff is supposed to be so dangerous and the reason why so many people in washington are worried about the fiscal cliff is it's too much deficit reduction too fast. so all of this takes place against a debate about how to reduce the budget deficit. that's why you get into this theater of the
needs to be decided t. massachusetts will have a special especs to replace john kerry. actor ben affleck is no longer in the mix. he took his name out of the running there. >>> a busy day, given it's a thursday as we watched the senate get back to work and hopefully cobble something together. brian schatz will be sworn in today. he tweeted just had a nice conversation brief chat with the president this morning. was schatz the best choice? >> it seems like it. he's very family to hawaiians, and most importantly he's a democrat. clearly in the context of senator unoway's passing, it seems only appropriate. he's going to support the president's 'enda, one would think as a united states senator, you would be reporting the agenda of your constituents, which may be in line with the president -- i'm not trying to say it's not, but my point is it seems appropriate. >>> all threw of us you are aware of what inouye had asked. he asked the governor of hawaii name colleen hanabusa to be his successor. there was plenty of response, some outrage from politicos in hawaii about this. in fact she would h
on you is seeing the broadway show "ben franklin in paris." why? >> i volunteered to go to vietnam, it was an advisory effort, it was not leading u.s. combat troops. a lot of people told me i was crazy. what are you doing this for? there is no career enhancement for you going over there and advising them and that sort of thing. i told them they don't understand. it is a sense of duty. i'm an instrument of war. i was not articulating my possession well. then i saw "ben franklin in paris" and this wonderful last scene where ben franklin stands up about how will i find those americans then. will they love liberty given it to their crib for nothing. if you are not free you are lost without hope. and are they willing to die for it? that is one question that you have to ask, are you willing to die for it and the answer must be, yes, sir, i would. that is why i was going to vietnam. i have never forgotten those words. >> there's another point where you talk about the civilians in washington seeing too many rambo movies. >> there was an element pressuring, i felt, for us to take action whe
-called fiscal cliff was coined by ben bernanke. the story from "roll call." "it could be reached over this weekend." were heard from the house rules committee chairman yesterday. they are taking steps in advance to extend these tax cuts. a deal could be on the floor today if there is an agreement. from "the washington times" this morning. "offers fly, but still no agreement" is the headline. mitch mcconnell bypassed senator reid to speak directly to the vice president. host: mark is joining us. your thoughts from manassas, a virginia. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. we voters know this country has a lot of issues going forward. if they can take a bite out of these difficult issues one at a time, how will they make sure this country is put on a better footing? this is item number one in a list of hundredsd. -- in a list of hundreds. they are not willing to raise any taxes. just rolling back some of the bush-era tax cuts. when you're having issues, you have to make tough choices. host: thank you for the call. the damage may be done. some of the comments yesterday. [video cli
11 bucks a session. i want to bring in ben from traders audio. we're significantly off the highs of the session in most of the major commodities, let alone the stock market off its highs. i'm hearing amongst traders is this sort of a lack of conviction in this big rally? >> in terms of follow-through we're seeing limited conviction. the s&p basically had the 27 handle move through the open session and zero follow through. so there is lot of traders right now asking if this was full release if you will after the news type effect and just seeing some sellside activety in reaction. up 27 happened else. there is conviction to the upside. low follow-through. low energy. >> ben, i will, i literally made him run down from the trade. these guys are much busier day than they have been the last several trading session. i will let him get back to work. this is rally traders will watch to see if it actually lasts basil very prices have been a big winner in today's session. the at one point up more than 4%. just up 2% on the session. everything is sort of coming off under the circumstances hi
of individual americans. and we all remember the wonderful comment by ben franklin -- i will paraphrase it -- but essentially ben franklin said that if you give up your liberty to have security, you really don't deserve either. and so we owe it to the hardworking men and women in the intelligence community to work closely with them to find that kind of balance that ben franklin was talking about, and we can help them do it by conducting robust oversight, roy bust oversight -- robust oversight over the work that's being done there so that members of the public can have confidence in the important work being done by the men and women in the intelligence community and confidence that, as we protect our security at a dangerous time, we are also protecting the individual liberties of our people. now, mr. president, the story with respect to this debate really begins in early america when the colonists were famously subjected to a lot of taxes by the british government. the american colonists thought thathat this was unfair because they were not represented in the british parliament, and they
recently had with nebraska democratic senator ben nelson. he served two terms and was part of the so-called gang of 14. that is at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. here is a brief look. >> what is your thought about the art of compromise and how much it is now viewed in this city? >> well, you know, is valued to talk about it. everybody back home want people to come back to washington and work together. and then they send people back here who have committed not to work together. that makes it very difficult. if you have in the senate in block of individuals who will not compromise and think of compromise as a for that -- as a four-letter word, which is not, then it becomes difficult to merge ideas and find compromises and accommodations in process or implementation as opposed to your principles. no one is asked to compromise his or her principles when you are talking about compromise. maybe how you go about doing something, not exactly eliminating your view about one thing or another. i think the word compromise is over used, underutilized and misunderstood by an awful lot of people
. we spoke with ben nelson. that is followed by a jerry lewis -- by jerry lewis. senator ben nelson is retiring fr the senate aft 12 yea he spoke to us about why he thinks compromise in the senate is not a four-letter word. this is 40 minutes. >> thank you for spending a half-hour with us to talk about your 12 years in washington. it ended with the reelection of barack obama. if you could think of adjectives, what would they be to describe these seven years? >> interesting. challenging. sometimes totally frustrating. full of opportunities for the country. there were good times during these 12 years, laced together with some that were not so good. 9/11. the anthrax scare. there were also positive things. the election of barack obama i thought was a very positive statement for the country and moving forward in a way out of a fiscal of this. abyss.thi i could not have imagined a better time to have been here with all of the things that have happened. >> let me ask you to look back over those 12 years and ask what the high point was. >> when we could work together. maybe the single even
can we expect in the next four years? >> from the moment we met ben outside of st. peter's, russia, we fell in love. >> and tensions escalate between the u.s. and russia after putin tells americans he won't let them adopt russian children. could this be the start of a new cold war? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone and "the factor" begins right now. ♪ >> laura: thanks for watching us tonight. late yesterday, supreme court justice sonia sotomayor denied an appeal to temporarily delay the obama care contraception mandate. it requires workers health benefit plans to cover the morning after pill and other emergency contraceptions. in september is, hobby lobby a chain of more than 500 arts and crafts stores and its sister company of christian themed book stores sued the government claiming it violated the religious rights of the company's other thans, evangelical christians. they requested emergency relief from the emergency contraception mandate after a lower court denied their request for a religious exemption. the into you rule goes into effect on new year's day. althoug
is wrong. ben affleck will get best director for argo which is an excellent movie. he is popular in hollywood and i think he did an excellent job with the movie and does great acting in it. the other movie would be zero dark thirty. there has been a lot of criticism about that because of the torture and as we know hollywood doesn't like those things. >> i think the fed zero interest rate policy will turn out to be more of a problem and there will be a crisis. people will understand the monetary policy. even the gold standard much ridiculed these days will come back into a serious discussion as a way to constrain the fed from printing endless money. >> senator bayh. >> housing which led us into the recession and caused the financial panic because of housing relate the instruments has held the recovery back will now start overperforming and lead the economy toward a better growth path helping to offset declines in government spending and consumer unis sent. i think housing will contribute to the economy. >> chris: byron? >> apple computer which not too long ago became the world's m
at the eiffel tower while in london big ben rang out the old and rang in the new. and the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of thousands crammed into times square to officially welcome 2013. >> isn't that sweet? there is much more news coming your way. we are going to continue to follow developments on the fiscal cliff. mara schiavocampo is next. once again the house caucus going in at 1:00 this afternoon. i'm chris jansing. see you back here tomorrow at 10:00 a am eastern for jansing & company. have a happy new year. i have lost 101 lbs on weight watchers online. i just got started and i'm like "hey, that first 20 came off, well it wasn't too hard at all." i love breads. you can still eat bread. i love my sweets. i can still have a cookie on weight watchers. i love the barcode scanner. occasionally, i'll use it at the bar. of course! that's what it's for, right? bar code. oh i think i'm never going there again. i feel healthy. and just...young again. [ female announcer ] weight watchers online. the power of weight watchers completely online. join for free today. i'm here to unleash
for the massachusetts seat because he considers connecticut his home. >>> and it looks like ben affleck is sticking to life in hollywood instead of heading to washington. the star of argo, a great movie, says that he quote, loves the political process but i'm not running for office. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? [ male announcer ] learn more at isitlowt.com. [ laughs ] hey! progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome ba
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to defense spending and other programs. fed chair ben bernanke warned that if these cuts went through, and we're looking at a deadline that's 16 hours away, the country risked going over what he called a fiscal cliff. since the president's re-election, he and republicans have traded offers and counteroffers, finding little common ground on tax increases and cuts from entitlements. president obama and speaker boehner met one on one. nothing happened. the speaker offered plan "b," never got enough support within his own party. here we are all over again. do we have tom coburn? joining us now from capitol hill, republican senator from oklahoma, senator tom coburn. senator, thanks for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> so, why, first of all, does this deadline tonight matter? and i heard you make comments yesterday out on the streets of washington to a reporter that you think we're going to go over the cliff? >> i do. >> okay. >> i do. let me take issue with a couple of things you said. >> okay. >> number one is we haven't cut the first penny yet from the federal government, and it's important
. >> and lastly, i'll just ask you, what is the level of disappointment that ben affleck is not going to run in the state of massachusetts or the commonwealth of massachusetts? >> i knew that one was coming. well, hey, you know, we were all surprised. we either heard jones that he was going to run and suddenly people were taking it seriously and he posted on his facebook page a rather serious posting that said, you know, i'm not going to do it but i'm ownered and thank you. i think there's a little bit of disappointment. certainly he would have had that star quality. but we'll move on to the next guy. >> yeah. i think that would have probably been the two best looking guys in the history to run against each other. thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks. >> the dysfunction of this honor may very well carry over in the 113th session with few signs that either democratic or republican leaders can strike a basic bargaining agreement, let alone a grand bargain. former congressman martin frost 06 texas and david winston, former gingrich campaign adviser, he was auto member of the speaker's of
avoided by the current chairman ben bernanke, and even though he avoids the conversation, he doesn't avoid giving congress the biggest fire hose in the world filled with free water. >> i love those kind of fire hoses on every corner, please. >> what's that, david? >> bernanke is the most aggressive fed governor we will ever know in the last 40 or 50 years with the monetary stimulation that began in november 2008. >> well her, needed to be? >> and that's likely to still be the only game in town in the face of just fiscal irresponsibility. >> in light of a digs functional congress and no fiscal direction coming from washington in terms of the capitol or the white house, you needed a more aggressive fed chairman, didn't you, david? >> absolutely, you do, and he's the best student of history for this type of situation. i worry two or three years down the road when he has to unwind it, when this record monetary stimulation could ultimately be inflationary, but that's not anywhere in the cards for the next 12 to 18 months. >> he won't be there anyway. he doesn't have to worry about that. he won'
-minute mark. i think we'll call this the ellie kefns rally. >> i think we should call it the ben rally here. >> i'm not going to take any credit for this. >> pulled you in. >> first time you've been in from london in a while and you get a rally, coincidence. i think not. let me show you what's happening as we go out. coming out with a gain of 286 points on the dow right now. that's the high for the session, but even stronger, as kelly was pointing out earlier, the technology stocks are powering the nasdaq higher so the dow is up 2.18%. the nasdaq is up almost 3% at this point. what about the fear indicator vix has had its biggest two-day decline now in a few years. it's down another 18% today at 1477. what's powering us higher here? among the s&p sectors, technology. look at, that kelly, up 3% almost on that. the financials, the telecoms. >> look at telecoms up 3%, and we're just seeing the s&p at session highs, 1458. those are the levels to watch. so we're at highs much earlier in the day at 10:00 and now as we enter the final minute of trade, back testing those levels. >> look at this. yo
, and that will be message. >> byron is wrong, ben afleck will get best director for argo. which is an excellent movie, and i think you know, he's very popular, in hollywood, and i think that he did an excellent job with his movies and does great acting in it and the other movie that i think will be up will be "zero dark 30" though there is criticism because of the torture stuff and hollywood doesn't like those kinds of things. >> chris: let's move on, the economy. >> i think the fed's zero interest rate policy will be more of a problem than people realize today. and, there will be a crisis, people will understand, the need for monetary policy, not just fiscal policy and the gold standard, ridiculed, will come back into serious discussion as a way to constrain the fed's endless money to finance our endless deficit. >> chris: senator. >> housing, which led us into the recession and caused the financial panic because of housing relate instruments, has held the recovery back, the last few years and now it will start overperforming and help lead the economy toward a better growth path and helping offset the cuts
retiring democrat ben nelson. deb fischer, welcome and congratulations. >> thank you, judy. great to be here. >> woodruff: given the spectacle we're watching in the congress right now and the last few years and the low regard we know the american hold of congress are you sure you want this job? >> oh yes. there is so much that we need to do. we just need to roll up our shreves and get to work. in nebraska we're very fortunate. we have a nonpartisan uni camral. we have experience with working with republicans and democrats. we've been able to get a lot done in nebraska. i hope i can bring that here to washington as well. >> woodruff: you obviously have not been a part of the senate that has been voting the last few days but if you were sitting in the senate right now would you have voted for the version of the fiscal cliff deal that the senate voted on last night? >> i haven't been part of those discussions. like most americans i find it very, very frustrating to watch it. it's not what we expected. i can tell you that. the spending is a problem. when i campaigned last year-and-a-h
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